Usually, people judge others by the way they talk, dress, or what they do for a living.
This is the case because we live in a judgmental society which tends to kill all the free will and spirit we have within us.
Why is that?
The answer is quite simple. It’s more comfortable and more convenient to follow other people’s opinion instead of having your own that you have to defend.
And the worst part of all is that there are judgmental tendencies present even in the closest family relationships.
For example, many people chose their partners according to socially acknowledged ideals related to looks, status or finances. Some even go as far as trying to change their significant other so that he or she can fit these criteria. So, we start to judge our partner and even try to change them instead of loving them the way they are.
Having this in mind, it becomes even more apparent that our society is too judgmental. However, instead of allowing this problem to affect us negatively we should learn to deal with it and avoid bothering too much whether we live up to someone else’s expectations or not.
This article discusses the traits of intimidating people, who are often considered rude and are usually judged by others.
However, they are hardly interested in other people’s opinion of them and would always act according to their own point of view.
On top of that, people with intimidating personality are actually very strong individuals which means they can stand up for themselves and what they believe in. Sadly, in a world that feeds on insecurity and fears having a strong personality is mistaken for being rude, impolite and consequently intimidating.
So to better understand what is there behind the tough exterior of someone with a strong (and intimidating) personality and also to help you identify whether you are an intimidating person or not below we’ve outlined ten personal traits of intimidating people which reveal how good they are.
Surprisingly intimidating people are:
“The most successful people I know are also the most reliable.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman
Being honest and responsible is something that they try to do all the time. It plays a vital role in their success not only in professional but also in personal life. For example, if they promise they will do something they are going to do everything to keep that promise.
You must study, to be frank with the world: Frankness is the child of honesty and courage. – Robert E. Lee
Luckily, these people don’t need honesty lessons as they are the type of individuals who could express their opinion without being afraid of the possible consequences or reactions. They speak their mind although someone might get upset because lying is never an option. While being too direct is not the best way to be honest, it’s always better to know the truth than to live in lies and illusions.
Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success. – Martha Stewart
These people are in fact open to new views and new experiences. They try to take advantage of all opportunities that could exist. Their ambition and determination are very strong, and that’s why others could feel intimidated by them.
4. Able to find solutions
Their personality is that unique because these people are the kind of individuals who always create solutions. The best thing about them is they don’t focus on the problems and don’t make excuses. They get things done as they should instead. And this is intimidating in a world full of weak-kneed individuals.
5. People with strong-will
Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith. – Kareena Kapoor Khan
No matter how difficult or even impossible a situation or a problem might seem, these individuals hardly ever lose their faith in positive outcomes. They don’t take hardships too seriously because they know that’s how life goes. Instead, they put a lot of efforts in overcoming difficulties because they are determined and will go to extra lengths to make something happen.
6. Intolerant of drama
“Difficulty is inevitable. Drama is a choice.” – Anita Renfroe
Complaining is something that these people wouldn’t tolerate. That’s why they tend to avoid everyone who spends the whole day complaining. They don’t have time for stupid drama and wouldn’t pick up someone’s extra weight because they know we have to solve the problems not to cry or complain. So, not being tolerant of fake and useless drama might also seem rude to others.
When you judge another, you do not define them; you define yourself. – Wayne Dyer
These people know no one’s perfect, and that’s why they don’t judge others and don’t tolerate a judgmental behavior. They either walk away from people who judge or lose their patience with them and let them know what they think which could be intimidating.
8. Stand for themselves
“Stand up for yourself. Never give anyone permission to abuse you.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
These people always seek opportunities to learn something new because they realize there are many things they don’t know. That’s why they respect others’ opinions. However, they also value their own point of view a lot and would stand for themselves when they know they are right which could be intimidating to some people.
9. Avoid small talks.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato
To these people, small talk can be a bit annoying. They don’t take the time to deal with it often and would instead be sitting alone. The reason is they are only interested in conversations about something meaningful. If these people cannot have a real, deep and significant conversation with others then most likely they are not even interested in talking with them.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? – Jean Jacques Rousseau
They could be the kindest people but not all the time (especially when they have to tell the truth). Moreover, they have the extraordinary ability to be kind even when others mistreat them. This is a rare quality, and many people could feel intimidated by this trait of their character.
Eventually, it turns out that some people might be intimidating to others because they might be better than them. Nonetheless, instead of feeling uncomfortable about it others could try to change for the better.
And last but not least we should all be less judgmental and try not to create an opinion for anyone before getting to know them well.